In 2017, Project Gambia started a "School Bus Appeal" in an aim to supply St. John's School for the Deaf in The Gambia with a School Bus, to enable some of the children living further from the school to be transported safely to and from the school.
We were able to supply the school with a School Bus in November of 2017, which has been added in addition to the 2 School Buses previously donated years previously by a Charity from Finland (pictured to the side).
The School Bus has contributed to the increasing enrolment at the school - as the many children who use it would otherwise be unable to transport to and from the school.
The roads in The Gambia are very unlike that in the Developed World - being very unsafe to cross for pedestrians. For children who are Deaf, the busy town of Serrekunda (where St. John's is located) can be particularly dangerous - with them being unable to hear traffic.
Therefore, it is especially important to note that the addition of School Buses is also beneficial from a Health and Safety Point of View - allowing the children to be transported to and from school in a safe way.